Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I'm Pro Choice

No, this isn't an entry about abortion. Sorry to disappoint you.

I have a serious problem with the direction my country has been heading over the past five years. The Republicans try to blame Clinton for all their woes; yet I don't recall discussing torture, erosion of civil liberties, or widespread anti-americanism in the 1990s.

Ronald Reagan once asked during his campaign, ""Are you better off today than you were four years ago?" He struck a tone of distinct change from President Carter's vision of America and gave America a choice. A bad one, in my opinion, but the people understood that there was a difference.

Twenty-five years later the United States faces a new decision. We can either continue down the path of our country's destruction, or we can finally say "Enough is Enough!" and send the neo-cons back to their holes. The grassroots of the Democratic party must force our elected leaders to take a stand and not sway in the wind regarding our basic principles: equality for all Americans, rights to privacy and the fostering of hope that can bring about a true United states. The people must understand that when they vote for a Democrat, they are not voting for Republican-Lite. We cannot afford to have "more of the same".

It's ironic that electoral success for the Democrats could lie in the shadows of Ronald Reagan's famous quote. Those of us in the grassroots have to make sure that the American people are given a real choice. We have to take our country back from these monsters.

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